The 17 essays in this volume fall into four sections: Early Judaism and its Environment; Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah; Wisdom, Scribes and Scribalism; and Theology of the Hebrew Bible. They are accompanied by a biographical sketch (by Robert Wilken) and a bibliography of Blenkinsopp's writings. Joseph Blenkinsopp is one of the foremost Catholic biblical scholars of his generation. Born in England, he has taught in the USA since 1968. The essays in this volume contributed by colleagues, friends and students reflect the many interests of Joseph Blenkinsopp's innovative and multi-faceted scholarship.